Small Stationery Brands we especially love at Christmas

We're a little picky about our Christmas cards and wrapping paper and we find some of the best on offer can often be found from small, independent brands. Here are some of our favourites.

A Little Bird Heather Evelyn

Choosing Keeping

We could easily buy all our gift wrap and accessories at Choosing Keeping — the paper and ribbon is divine! You can buy online but it’s really worth a trip to their store in Covent Garden, one of our favourite shops in London.


Cambridge Imprint

Cambridge Imprint‘s brightly coloured home-made crackers, cards and garlands often sell out so we’d advise that you buy early to avoid disappointment.  We particularly love their Christmas cracker kit which is very easy to put together, all you need to do add are your own gifts and they look wonderfully festive on your table.

Heather Evelyn

Following a career as a fashion buyer, Heather Evelyn turned her part-time screen printing hobby into a business in 2020.  We love the bright colours, great quality and sense of fun that pervades everything from her wrapping paper to her Christmas baubles.

Rifle Paper Co

Rifle Paper Co is an American company (you can get their products in the UK through different suppliers) that specialises in joyful, nostalgic Christmas accessories such as stickers, cards and ribbon.  We particularly like their wrapping paper which is high quality and doesn’t rip.

Mount Street Printers

Mount Street Printers have been designing and printing stationery in Mayfair since 1981.  Their stationery is of the highest quality and can also be personalised if you’d rather have your own name or photo included.

Scribble & Daub

Founded in 2012 by Caroline Kent, formerly a curator of contemporary art, Scribble & Daub‘s original illustrations are letter pressed at a local workshop and individually hand painted.  Kent’s designs are fun, whimsical and beautifully made.

Romeo + Jules

Romeo & Jules is a creative studio that offers branding, art direction and stationery.  Founder Jennifer Grant is a big Christmas fan as she revealed in her interview with us here so it’s no surprise that they have a special Christmas Shop filled with wrapping paper, festive menu cards and gift tags.


We love Papier’s Christmas cards and their diaries/notebooks/picture albums make great presents.  It’s the ability to personalise which makes them so special and we’ve bought them for all ages.  Plus they do next day delivery, if you’ve left it to the last minute.


A Little Bird Loves

Fortnum's Easter

It’s goodbye for now…

The team at A Little Bird are taking a break to recharge and make some exciting changes behind-the-scenes. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


A Little Bird Told Me…